Posts Tagged ‘fellowship’


confession: welcome to the fellowship of sinners

Confession is so difficult a Discipline for us partly because we view the believing community as a fellowship of saints before we see it as a fellowship of sinners. We come to feel that everyone else has advanced so far into holiness that we are isolated and alone in our sin.
We could not bear to reveal our failures and shortcomings to others. We imagine that we are the only ones who have not stepped onto the high road to heaven. . . .But if we know that the people of God are first a fellowship of sinners we are freed to hear the unconditional call of God’s love and to confess our need openly before our brothers and sisters. We know that we are not alone in our sin. The fear and pride which cling to us like barnacles cling to others also.
In acts of mutual confession we release the power that heals.
Our humanity is no longer denied but transformed.
— Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline

Do you have trouble confessing your failures and shortcomings to other believers? Why or why not?

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In acts of mutual confession we release the power that heals. – R. Foster #LiveSticky

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No. 2 social media secret weapon: face it

social media, coffee, Sticky Jesus, share Jesus online, evangelism, fellowship“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” ~Hebrews 10:24-25, NIV

This week we’re going old school and revealing Five Social Media Secret Weapons (one a day) that will significantly amp your time online as a Christ follower.

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the fellowship of the unashamed: are you in?

I am part of the “Fellowship of the Unashamed.” The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure.

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